Mar 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
to residency. for him, jeb bush argues this isn't about the particular but to get it signed into law. >> so do you think there's a significant difference between marco rubio who clearly is on board for a path way to citizenship? >> there is a difference in terms of the proposal that jeb bush makes but i think ultimately if jeb bush were in the senate or were the president, i don't think it would matter. i think he's showing that he's flexible. some might call it a flip-flop and as far as jeb bush is concerned, we need to do something, something needs to be accomplished. he doesn't seem to be bothered by the criticism. his position is, look, the system we have right now does not work. whatever we come forward and propose as a solution is better than the unworkable reality of today. >> we'll have more during the 6:00 p.m. hour including the possibility, he's leaving it open, that he may run for presidency in 2016. is there a third bush potentially in the run for president? we'll talk about that. thank you, jake. >> thank you, wolf. >>> two states have legalized drug use. washington needs to crac
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unemployment rate of the obama's presidency. osama bin laden's son-in-law faces charges in a new york city courtroom near ground zero. critics say there's a et abouter way to bring him to justice. >>> and justin bieber's on-stage health scare. an ending to a bad week. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." wall street just closed another record-setting day with the dow jones industrials hitting a new all-time high. this after the release of the february jobs numbers that were much better than so many of the analysts expected. america's unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. that's the lowest level since december 2008, the month before president obama took office. the u.s. economy added 236,000 jobs last month. that's almost double the new hires in january. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. >> the markets are happy about it. the dow, wolf, continues to make history. the strong jobs report fueling the dow. today's close marks the fourth straight all-time high this week. these bulls, they just keep on running. look at the dow. it's now 200 points above the initial high we we
Mar 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
in atlanta. the cuts once considered too painful to consider are now the law of the land. president obama and congressional republicans could not reach a compromise to avoid the $85 billion in automatic cuts. they will not happen all at once, but instead they will come over time. they are pointing fingers at each other over their failure to reach a deal. >> probably would be a lot better ways to reduce that spending than by the formula approach of the sequester. but we don't intend to spend a penny less as promised to the american people. >> these cuts are not smart, they will hurt our economy and cost us jobs. and congress can turn them off at any time as soon as both sides are willing to compromise. >> the cuts will hit different agencies in different ways. and there has been some confusion over how they will take effect. one good example is this, the faa held a conference to back away earlier this week, that 160 air traffic controller towers around the country would have to close on april one. others listening in were told the initial announcements of the cuts had not been authorized.
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. >>> and a dramatic turn this week, osama bin laden's son-in-law appearing in a federal court this week in new york, very close to where al-qaeda brought down the world trade center towers. sulaiman abu ghaith pled guilty to a plot to kill americans. he was captured abroad. and the decision to take him to new york versus the facility in guantanamo bay is raising controversy. joining us, peter bergen, and jeff toobin, first, what do we know about sulaiman abu ghaith? >> well, the indictment against him, he is described as a spokesperson. and one thing the government has to do as the case proceeds to trial is show that he actually advanced a conspiracy to kill americans. didn't just advocate or just give rhetorical support. the current charges against him are pretty minimal against him on that score. although the government will have many months to spell out the case against him. >> he was the one that appeared in videos in 2001 in september, 2001, warning the west, warning muslims stay away from the united states. stay away from those high rise buildings, don't get on planes. we're coming after you.
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terror attack in u.s. history. now the son-in-law of osama bin laden is in the very city where al qaeda struck its deadly blow. he's now being held in new york city by federal authorities after being captured in jordan last week. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns is coming in right now. what do you know? >> a member of the al qaeda inner circle, 47 years old, he's married to one of osama bin laden's daughter. he was born in kuwait but stripped from of his citizenship after the 9/11 attacks, though it's not clear at all how much, if anything, he had to do with the 9/11 attacks. he was taken into custody and held in jordan and apparently turned over to u.s. authorities only last week and that is how he made his way to new york. >> this is a guy who was a high school teacher in kuwait who shortly before 9/11 popped up in afghanistan and started, you know, speaking in videotapes, made a number of threatening comments and disappeared. he's had, as i'm air wa, no operation in al qaeda or in the decade since. obviously there are civil charges against him. >> he is expected to app
Mar 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
gingrich who was his own contributor and his boss' son-in-law. i think you're dealing with somebody who is unfiltered, refreshingly, politically incorrect to be in politics. i think it's going to be an interesting book. it gives you a good behind-the-scenes look at media and some of the political world and parts of it i found endearing. why is he doing this? i i don't know roger ailes but it is endearing to me that somebody who is 72 and looking at his mortality regrets his 10-year-old son grow up. >> he does say i'm a good journalist. >> he is an equal opportunity critiquer. >> he's blunt and a very, very smart guy. he's done an amazing job over at fox news. nobody can deny that. he said i wear a 42 short as far as my suit is concerned. it's a 42 regular. just want to be precise on that. but he is a very smart guy. quick thought from -- >> and good being looking suits they are, wolf. >> thank you. quick thought from you, anna, first, and then van. what's going on with cpac, this conservative political action conference. they invite donald trump but they don't invite chris christie. wha
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illegal, that's the law. that's the income, that's what you pay. >> absolutely -- >> he doesn't have a salary. if he had a salary, he'd pay 39%. >> if he were a waiter, he'd be pay a higher tax rate than the 14% he's paying as a multimillionaire. perfectly legal but it's an outrage. >> a perfect example of why we are in so much trouble. that is a statement of fiscal policy. you can't say this enough, that washington's consumed with who should pay how much tax, how much more tax, and who should get how much less benefit. meanwhile, we have an economic crisis. we're now entering year six. and it is not met by increasing taxes and cutting spending in this year. you want to get to prosperity first. and the idea that you're going to say, what we're going to organize the country around is resenting what mitt romney had. >> it's not what he has, it's what he refuses to pay. well, the loophole he takes advantage of legally. that's an outrage. fundamental fundamentally, mitt could have done that as well. he created million also of jobs in china and made millions himself. he could have said, l